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Ecuador

Dressing the Mountains in Green / Vistiendo las Montanhas de Verde

Location: Agua Santa, Riobamba, Chimborazo, Central Highlands, Ecuador

Project area: approx 500 hectares

Date Project Started: 2003

Project leader: Juan Patricio Pilco Hipo

Introduction: Dressing the Mountains in GreenVistiendo las  Montanhas de Verde is a reforestation initiative started by Juan Patricio Pilco Hipo, supported by his family and community of Agua Santa.

The community are indigenous Puruhá  a Quechua speaking people.

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Volunteers including the local military, planting trees during a ‘minga’ – community participation day.

 

 

Pura Vida Ecological Family Smallholding / Granja Ecologica Familiar Pura Vida

Location: Maria Auxiliadora, Riobamba, Chimborazo, Central Highlands, Ecuador

Project area: 1 hectare

Date Project Started: 2008

Project leaders: Luis Rodrigo Pilco Hipo /Juan Patricio Pilco Hipo

Introduction: Pura Vida Ecological Family Smallholding / Granja Ecologica Familiar Pura Vida is an agro-ecological project started by Luis Rodrigo Pilco Hipo, supported by his brother Juan Patricio and the rest of the Pilco family.

The family are indigenous Puruhá  a Quechua speaking people.

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Patricio Pilco and his mother in the garden at Pura Vida Granja Ecologica